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Grid reference: SO884979
Location: 52°34’47"N, 2°10’19"W
Postcode: WV3
Local Government
Council: Wolverhampton

Finchfield is a village in Staffordshire which has become a suburb of Wolverhampton, at the western edge of the conurbation the latter city forms with the Black Country. Finchfield is to the southwest of the centre of Wolverhampton, between the Merry Hill to the south and Comton to the north.

Finchfield has come a little way from its rural roots, which are celebrated in its village flag, but in memory of the country landscape, many of the streets developed around the village have names taken from trees and woodlands.

The village

Finchfield flag

Finchfield runs seamlessly into Compton and Merry Hill. Bantock Park opens up a brief green wedge to the east which is otherwise houses and shops all the way to Wolverhampton. To the west there is some green space by the canalised Smestow Brook but beyond Castlecroft and beyond Tettenhall the open country begins.

The village has two schools, Westacre Infant School and Uplands Junior School. There are two public houses, "The Chestnut Tree" and "Westacres".


Finchfield library was one of nine Wolverhampton libraries that Wolverhampton City Council planned to close or merge, under plans to create 'community hubs' in the city. A consultation was launched after an outcry by the public over the plans, and several 'Save Our Library' campaigns were started. It was proposed that Finchfield library be closed and moved to Bradmore Community Centre, or extended to include community services.[1] On 28 November 2012, the council announced that Finchfield library along with a few others, would remain open where they are.[2]